Tag: tuning

Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Black Wiper Filler Cap (Pre Facelift W211)

I always hate the bright blue caps for the wiper fluid and when there is an OEM option to change it something better, I am all ears 🙂

I was notified that the pre-facelift W211 E-class had a nice black & yellow cap instead of the ugly blue one. I was able to source used / second hand one for cheap. Retouched the yellow with some yellow caliper paint I had laying around and presto!

Partnr: 2118600064 / PUM22268

Yuck!

Looks way better, don’t you agree?



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, SL65 AMG Grille

Replaced the original CLS55 AMG 3 louvre grille with a single louvre Mercedes SL65 AMG type of grille. I didn’t expect the grille to make such a difference in looks. Very happy with the outcome!

The stock 3 louvre CLS55 grille (it also had a hole)
The 1 louvre SL65 AMG type grille, looks way more modern and ties in better with the lower grille




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Porsche Edition Lifehammer Evolution

Was able to buy some Lifehammer Evolutions from the Porsche Webshop, for about half the price of current retail prices (€9 euro instead of +- €20 euro). Also they come in sleek grey instead of bright orange, which fits the CLS interior better.

I bought 3 of them (2 for the CLS, 1 for our VW Lupo).

Link to Porsche webshop: Lifehammer Evolution – Porsche Webshop

3x Lifehammer Evolution + Pro Adapter
Lifehammer Evolution mounted in the CLS55
Lifehammer (normal edition)



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Scored An Upgrade Intercooler / Heat Exchanger

Was able to order an upgrade intercooler / heat exchanger for a very reasonable price. You will have to resort to US import, meaning higher costs.

They are very hard to get in the Netherlands for a good price, so happy days! It’s only a matter of finding time as it should be a pretty straightforward installation.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Upgrading To The Gates HD Fleetrunner Micro-V K080510HD 8PK1294 Supercharger Belt

It was apparent that the best in Supercharger belt would be the very popular green “Gates HD” belt, but it seems there is an even better one (more on that later).

When I ordered this belt, at the moment I thought this was the best that Gates had to offer. Its very popular as an upgrade belt and you will see it being used on many M113k engines (stock & tuned).

This belt should prevent slippage (meaning lost power) and will last a long time.

Partnr: Gates HD Fleetrunner Micro-V K080510HD 8PK1294

I have a stock supercharger pulley, so 1294mm is the correct belt length.




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Yellow Tint Film On Fog Lights

Washed the CLS55 after a little while and applied some yellow tint film on the fog lights. For now I quite like it. Lets see if I will keep it in the long run…




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Yellow Fog Lights

Added yellow tintfilm to the fog lights. Let me know what you think of this 🙂




Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Heatwrapping The Intake Tubes

A mod which has been tested on MBworld already, heatwrapping the intake tubes to keep as much heat out of them as possible. I had white heatwrap lying around, so I used that 🙂

Small supporting mod and a very easy DIY.

Work in progress



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Vinyl Steering Wheel Cover

I love a thicker steering wheel and a simple way to do it is with a steering wheel cover. I have done this mod a number of times on previous cars with great succes, and this one worked out great as well. Very happy with the result, as it gives way more grip.

On pictures it looks like a big color difference, but in reality its not that bad. I have chosen a black inlay and black yarn, as a color would look out of place.

Starting situation
Almost done 🙂
End result!



Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, Replacing The Engine Mounts With Meyle Mounts

As part of further preventative maintenance, I replaced both the engine mounts with fresh new Meyle engine mounts. Unfortunately no HD version available. Next time I will probably replace them with Mercedes Black Series mounts, as these are a popular upgrade.

It’s highly recommended to replace them, as it makes a major difference!

Location of the engine mount (another one on the other side of the engine)
New mounts with the covers
Meyle (new) on the left and old on the right. I almost thought that I ordered the wrong ones as there was a clear height difference. But they sag over time, so that is to be expected.
Its highly recommended to have this tool ready as this makes it a lot easier to undo the top nut!